Nintendo has announced today that their 3DS XL handheld console will be available in black sometime soon. This is perfect for anyone trying to attend any formal events and want their gaming accessories to follow suit.

According to the press release, the black 3DS XL will be released on Aug. 11, the same day as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team debuts. New owners will be able to enjoy a brand new game to break in their shiny new sysem.

As with the rest of its XL brethren (or sisters?), the black 3DS XL will cost $199.99 at retail. Let us know if you're going to trade in your current 3DS XL in exchange for a sleek, black one. Or, if you've yet to purchase a 3DS XL, let us know if this new black model is stylish enough to get you to bite.